Monthly Archives: November 2013

More green paint

Saturday, November 30, 2013 Yesterday morning, John and I traveled to Ireland, Indiana to the Wright-Stemle JD dealership to see our new S680 combine that had arrived there.  This combine was the focus of our recent Gold Key visit at … Continue reading

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Vicarious Visit

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 Yesterday, I received an email with an attached picture from Victor Pichot, one of our French “sons”.  He had attended the world’s largest farm trade show last week.  It is called ‘Agritechnica’, and it runs every other November … Continue reading

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It’s here!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 This afternoon, the new CIH 8230 combine arrived.  It’s always a pleasure to take ownership of a new machine!  Lonny, from JL Equipment, Poseyville, Indiana delivered the new combine, and took away the old (2010 model) 8120. … Continue reading

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M.T.

Monday, November 25, 2013 We have been sending many loads of corn to market this month.  The corn is emptied from each storage bin by an auger under the floor.  It pulls the corn from a ‘well’ in the center of … Continue reading

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Check another one off the list

Friday, November 22, 2013 We were notified by CPS yesterday afternoon that the final bit of the P & K for 2014 corn has been applied.  This clicks off an important task from the list of things to do.  The only … Continue reading

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another sunny day…

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 This morning, we met with Greg Anthis of Crop Production Services (CPS) to go over the final soil test reports.  These tests– from the Crook, Cox, and Shake farms–were made on a geographical grid, 5 acres (approximately 2 hectares) each, … Continue reading

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Close call

Monday, November 18, 2013 Yesterday afternoon, Knox County, Indiana came under a tornado warning…twice!   About 3pm and again at about 430 pm, a wave of strong storms swept across the county.  A tornado was embedded in the first wave. … Continue reading

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